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Arkansas Business: Baxter, Stone counties lead the way in medical marijuana cardholders

In an article from the Feb. 8 edition of Arkansas Business, the Little Rock-based publication ranks the state’s 75 counties by the percentage of residents holding medical marijuana cards.

Baxter County holds the top spot in the state with 4.4 percent of its population holding medical marijuana cards — currently around 1,800.

Stone County is number two with 4.26 percent of its population holding cards — around 533 cards.

Baxter and Stone are the only counties on the list with their percentages of cardholders being over four percent of their population.

In fact of the top 12 counties ranked by Arkansas Business, seven of them are located in north-central Arkansas. Other than Baxter and Stone, there are Searcy, Sharp, Van Buren, Cleburne, and Izard Counties.

Independence County and Jackson County rank 40th and 61st, respectively, according to the magazine.

The article said Arkansas residents spent $181 million on medical marijuana in 2020. That was 28,000 pounds of medical marijuana sold by 31 dispensaries in the state.

Another dispensary was recently added in the region when the Spring River Dispensary opened on Highway 73 in Fulton County, near Hardy, in January of 2021.

And in another note from the article: Arkansas Business says the average price per ounce for medical marijuana is $406.

Here is a link to the full Arkansas Business article. A subscription to the site might be required.

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